Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DWG 2 Revit

I have been running into a small issue with linking dwg (2013) files into revit 2013 with the setting: 'current view only' unchecked. So far it seems that if you have setup shared coordinates like I have been describing in several blog posts you can get a wandering dwg file in you revit project. With wandering I mean it seems to ignore where it's supposed to be. 

If you have linked a dwg with the setting that you want to view the dwg in all views (the current view only is unchecked) and you save the project with a view open that has been set to True North than you can get a misplaced dwg file the next time you open the project. 

So far the trick seems to be to set the view to project north and reload the dwg from the managed link dialogue box.

It seems that when a drawing has been linked to current view only it does not happen. Or at least not for me... yet


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Navisworks 2013 and revit files

In Navisworks 2013 you can now append rvt files straightaway. Your rvt files still get converted to a nwc file. Bear in mind the following if the rvt file is of a lower version than 2013 the file get's updated to 2013 first and next it's being converted to a nwc file

Important: the original rvt file is not upgraded!!! Don't worry! I am merely writing this to let you know that the conversion process will take a long time if you are appending big rvt files. You might want to consider creating the nwc file  in revit if you are using a older version than 2013 release.

Also you want to create a 3D view in revit called Naviswork. If you append rvt files you can set the rvt file reader in Navisworks to search for this view and only export those elements that are visible in this view.

Notice that my export settings are set to export in feet. Of course I work in the  metrics system but Revit itself runs on an imperial engine... If you set it to millimeter or meter your properties / quantities will be wrong.

Perhaps sometime we should let Autodesk know that the majority of the revit users work with the metric system and they do not want their units converted to imperial.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

2013 releases

Small blogpost:

So far I haven't seen any differences yet in the main workflow of getting stuff from civil 3D 2013 to revit 2013 and vice versa. But I still have much to test.